A bold, long-blooming perennial that is easy to grow and requires little care! Very long-lived and tolerant of clay soils and mild drought conditions. A must for the butterfly garden, and also illuminates a fresh flower bouquet! 2-3' tall, 18-24'' wide. Deer tend to avoid. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Botanical NameRudbeckia fulgida var. Sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread18 - 24 inches
Spacing18 - 24 inches
Flowering DateMidsummer to early fall
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil in and around roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter, especially in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternating freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove the mulch early in spring, before the new growth starts.
Flower Form3-4" daisylike flowers have golden-yellow petals and an attractive, brownish-black center cone.
Foliage TypeCoarse, dark green, oblong to lanceolate leaves.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, average garden soil.
PruningRemove spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. After flowering.
Additional InformationAt the end of summer, leave seed heads on the plant to provide winter interest, and food for small birds. The Perennial Plant Association 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Unique CharactersticsVery adapted to high temperatures, the colorful sunflower-like flowers create a vibrant display ideal to inter-mix with other meadow flowers or to put at the back of a border where they will create an endless picture. Very resistant to heat and drought, extremely trouble-free. A great cut flower. Good full growth habit.